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Officer Shoots, Kills Man With Knife in Montgomery County: Police

Montgomery County police respond to officer-involved shooting
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A Maryland officer shot and killed a man who charged at him with a knife Thursday, Montgomery County Police say.

Police released the name of the decedent Friday morning. He was identified as Finan H. Berhe. He lived in the White Oak neighborhood.

Police said they received a report at about 2:15 p.m. of a man who was in the parking lot of a White Oak neighborhood and causing a disturbance while armed with a knife.

When the officer arrived at the scene, he approached the suspect with the knife and instructed him to get on the ground, according to police. Police said that man rushed at the officer while holding the knife and was shot by the officer.

The 30-year-old man was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

No officers were hurt, the department said. The officer, Sgt. David Cohen, has worked for the department for 17 years, and was placed on paid administrative leave, following protocol.

Detectives are currently reviewing all available video footage, including officers’ body-worn camera footage and all other evidence as part of the ongoing investigation. The Howard County State's Attorneys Office will review findings of the investigation, per an agreement.


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Montgomery County police released bodycam footage Friday evening.

The identity of the man killed is expected to be released Friday.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.

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